More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises
ECU finishes the season with an overall record of 16-6
Pirates advance to face top-seeded Tulsa Friday in the quarterfinals
ECU knocks off two ranked opponents in 5-2 loss
As A Senior (2012-13): Registered a 14-8 dual match record in singles play, while teaming with Damien Brenard (8-4) and Mario Martinez (3-3) for an 11-7 doubles mark ... Ranked third on the team in singles victories ... Compiled a 9-3 record at No. 3 singles and a 5-5 mark at No. 4 ... Closed out his career by winning five of his last seven matches ... Only one of his 22 matches went to three sets ... Won his lone match of the season against a ranked opponent ... Posted a 6-4 singles record in tournament play along with a 3-6 doubles mark with three different partners.
As A Junior (2011-12): Compiled an 11-8 dual match record and posted a 5-4 record in fall singles play ... Played nine matches in the spring from the No. 4 position (4-5) and seven from No. 3 (5-2) ... ECU Fall Shootout Flight B Champion ... Reached the semifinals of the A2 singles bracket at the Elon Invitational ... Posted a first round victory in the ITA Carolinas Regional Championships ... Team with Patriek Wolterbeek to go 9-5 in doubles play during the dual match season ... Longest winning streak of the season was four matches ... Picked up the Pirates' only win in the loss to No. 59 N.C. State ... Captured the Flight A1 Consolation title at the Elon Invitational ... Teamed with Mario Martinez to win Doubles Flight C at the ECU Fall Shootout.
As A Sophomore (2010-11): Compiled a 17-9 singles record, including a 15-6 mark during dual match competition ... Won 10 of 11 matches at the No. 5 position and recorded a 5-5 mark at No. 4 ... Tallied a 3-1 mark against Conference USA competitors ... Longest winning streak of the season was seven matches ... Posted a 2-3 record during tournament play ... Won two of three matches at the ECU Shootout ... Paired with Massimo Mannino to go 3-0 in double competition.
As A Freshman (2009-10): Tied for the team lead in singles victories during the dual match season with 17 ... Posted a 12-4 record at No. 6 and a 5-1 mark at No. 5 ... Longest winning streak of the season was five matches ... Went 6-3 in doubles competition with Jaroslav Horvath ... Competed in a combined five matches during fall individual tourney play, all during UNC Wilmington's season-opening event ... Was 0-3 in singles action and was winless in two doubles matches with Massimo Mannino.
High School/Junior Tennis: Earned team MVP honors as a freshman and senior team captain for coach Mike Kayhol at Raleigh Charter High School ... Did play at the prep level for the Phoenix as a sophomore and junior ... Earned billing as a four-star recruit ... Reached as high as first in the state rankings and stood No. 44 in the Southeast Region ... Included on the Prince Boys' Hot 100 (89th) list, a ranking compiled by Prince Sports, Inc. ... Captured the North Carolina Closed State title in the 16's Division to earn top standing in North Carolina ... Also placed in the top five in three of the four Tar Heel Qualifiers.
Personal: Full name is John Austin Schmitt ... Nickname is JAS (pronounced Jazz) ... Born October 2, 1990 at Raleigh, N.C. ... Son of John and Debbie Schmitt ... A business major with a minor in management ... Lists music, video games and spending time with friends as hobbies of choice.